This course is designed for those who seek a better understanding of multi-cam and the ability and confidence to manage complex projects in the Avid Environment. Instruction provides a comprehensive exploration of tools and workflow solutions for the post professional or aspiring AE. A variety of strategies and considerations for more effective pre-production planning are also presented.
Delivered on Avid Media Composer/Symphony, classroom instruction employs multiple genres and escalates from a quick review of basic grouping to address even the most challenging post scenarios. The immersive, practical hands-on exercises, are embedded with a variety of "real world" trouble spots and pre-production breakdowns, simulating those most often encountered in the daily work of the industry.
Lecture, demonstration, alongside step-by- step exercises, will leave editors and assistants syncing, stacking, and multi-grouping with the confidence and of a seasoned professional.
Who Should Attend
Editors or Assistant Editors, Post Production Supervisors,Technical Support personnel and Producers in non-scripted television, documentary, or live event multi-cam production.
- MC 101 - Media Composer Fundamentals I, or equivalent.
- MC 201 - Media Composer Fundamentals II is highly recommended.
Organization of Multi-Cam Materials
- Project and Asset Organization
- Strategies or Bin organization of both original source and synced materials
- File Based Media vs. Tape based media considerations
- Film vs. Video project consideration
Alternate Logging Methods
- Duplicating Clips
- Modifying and assignment of Source or Tape Names
- Creation of custom meta-data for assignment of colors, cameras, sound TC, aux timecode, aux film, for Multi-grouping.
- Un-linking Clips and re-linking uses in meta data assignment
- Import of logs
Basics of Multi-Cam Editing
- Drop and Non-Drop Timecode issues
- Successful management and grouping Mixed Media (AMA and MXF, media from different projects, media recorded at non-compatible frame rates)
- Auto Sequencing
- Grouping by TC, In or Out Points, or other AUX information
- Configuring the Monitors and Displays
- Project settings and resolutions for best multi-cam performance
- Committing of Multi-Cam Sequences
- Consolidating, Decomposing, and Transcoding and archiving Multi-cam sequences and projects
SYNC MAP SUCCESS: Grouping of Non-Synchronous Timecoded Material
- Creating a Sync Map
- Sub-clipping, and multiple methods for assignment of Aux TC
- Multi-Grouping sub-clips or master clips
- Auto Sync
- Troubleshooting and Fixing Sync Maps or individual groups
- Tricks for grouping picture only or sound only clips
- Output to Create New Synced Master Clips
- Tips for Sync Mapping with multiple audio tracks and or multiple cameras (i.e., in excess of 24 cameras)
- Avid Keyboard setting for multi-cam and automation of keystrokes for both Mac and Windows OS
- Considerations for Multi-grouping file based media
- Grouping by Audio Wave forms (new to Avid 8.5)
- 3rd party software solutions for both grouping and automation of keystrokes in Avid (Mac and Windows)
Note: This is a custom designed course not sponsored or authorized by Avid.
- MC 101 - Media Composer Fundamentals I2 days
- MC 110 - Media Composer Fundamentals II3 days
- MC 101/110 - Media Composer Fundamentals I and II5 days
- MC 201 - Media Composer Professional Editing I2 days
- MC 210 - Media Composer Professional Editing II3 days
- MC 239 - Color Grading with Media Composer and Symphony2 days
- Visual Effects & Finishing for Editors: Boris FX for Avid Media Composer2 days
- MC 300 - Mastering Multi-Cam in the Avid Environment3 days
- MC 400 - Media Composer System Support5 days
- Webinar: Editing Tips in Avid Media Composer
- Media Composer Master Class12 days